The Washington Post column on Cardinal News shows reporter Megan Schnabel interviewing Buchanan County Supervisor Trey Atkins about the flood in Hurley.

Cardinal News is featured today in The Washington Post.

The Post’s media columnist, Margaret Sullivan, writes about the impact we’ve already had, with emphasis on our coverage of the flood-ravaged community of Hurley in Buchanan County. She quotes Del. Will Morefield saying “without that story, we wouldn’t have had the awareness we needed” as he seeks state funding for flood relief. “It’s incredible what they’re doing with such a small staff,” Morefield told her.

But all that work is only possible because of the support that our readers have given us. As Sullivan points out, we’re a nonprofit. We sell no advertising, we put up no paywall. We rely solely on donations and disclose all our donors on our website. We started with about a dozen; we now have more than 700. If you’d like to see more coverage for and about Southwest and Southside Virginia, we need more. You can help fund us. You can also sign up to make a budget-friendly monthly donation. And if you’re not already signed up, you can sign up for our free daily email newsletter so that you can keep up with what Sullivan calls ” a tiny news start-up with big ambitions.”

The headline on the Post’s story.

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